Hiring a wedding photographer is like commissioning an artist. It’s saying here we are, put paint to canvas and make us beautiful!
Your photographer is trained to look at things with a different eye than the rest of the world- you chose him (or her) for the vision. So how do you make sure that you’re getting everything you desire out of your photographs?
One word. Trust. If you let your photographer(s) take the lead, allow the artist to work, you’re going to get amazing results. If they haven’t already offered input, ask for it! How much time should we allow for formals? Should we shoot inside or outside? What time of day is going to yield the prettiest light? (The difference of 60 minutes can take your images from good to breathtaking). Lean on her experience- it’s a major part of what you’re paying for.
Your photographer might suggest things that don’t make sense, but if you trust him or her, there will be a BIG reward. So go ahead, take that 17th dip in front of the camera, hold the kiss an extra few seconds, get dressed in the window light, leave your reception for ten minutes when it looks to dark to photograph outside….You’ll feel like a rockstar when you get your pictures back.
The trust you give your photographer is like a solid investment: the more you give, the more you’ll get. And that’s something you can bank on.